ERIC Number: ED042197
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Group Guidance Upon the Self-Esteem, Interpersonal Relationships, and Educational Achievement of the Culturally Different Child.
Dunn, Charleta J.; Payne, Bill F.
The investigation was initiated in an attempt to identify action programs which may help the socioeconomically deprived overcome the psychological degradation and injury to the self-esteem which result from the negative evaluation society has placed upon them. A sample of approximately 200 fourth and fifth grade school students was randomly selected from a population participating in an Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Title I program. These pupils, enrolled in a consolidated school district covering five towns located in the East Texas Gulf Coast area, were divided into two groups. Data were collected and analyzed for both the control and experimental groups prior to and following group guidance sessions conducted for the experimental group every two weeks for 13 months. The report has included the measurement of the students' behavior as seen in attitude, school attendance, and academic achievement and a description of the program as well as an evaluation of the materials used in terms of their success in soliciting student participation and change. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Univ., Austin. Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.; Fort Bend Independent School District, Stafford, TX.
Authoring Institution: Houston Univ., TX.